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“Robot”, Islington: insane apprehension device


“Robot” burglar alarm, Islington • Technically, robots are still futuristic, but there’s something so insane about the idea of a 1980s-looking mechanised burglar apprehension device that this Robot sounder definitely belongs in the “retro-futurism” category. I’ve spotted a couple in the North London area, but googling Robot Security draws a blank, so presumably the firm is no longer of this world. For real robotic security, you could try the useless-looking droid below, which theoretically chucks a net over potential intruders but looks less effective than a hoover. • Spotted: Hemingford Road, Islington, London, N1, England, 2010 • Politics: In the Labour constituency of Islington South and Finsbury

The hoover-like T-34, a not-very-threatening Japanese security droid

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  1. If I am not mistaken, this firm was based in Luton. About 8 or 9 years ago they bent bust and started up again as RoBot (owned by RBT Limited I think).

    Not seen them around for years.

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